Discharge Time Out: An Innovative Nurse-Driven Protocol for Medication Reconciliation.
Medsurg Nurs. 2015 May-Jun;24(3):165-72
Authors: Ruggiero J, Smith J, Copeland J, Boxer B
An innovative method for discharge medication reconciliation was developed by nurses to ensure safe transition of care and improved patient outcomes. The discharge time-out process has empowered nurses to take a more active role in discharging their patients, and has fostered a more collaborative relationship between nurses and physicians.
PMID: 26285371 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]